This course is designed specifically to teach the many facets of climbing on ropes without a partner.
In this course, we will examine various devices, safety systems, anchors, and roped methods used when climbing partnerless.
There are two kinds of course that I teach:option one is how to climb solo with devices like the Petzl Mini-Traxion. This is appropriate for a climber who will be mostly toproping laps.
The other course is a comprehensive look at how to solo big walls in areas like Yosemite and Zion. We will bring out a massive haulbag and talk about what happens from the first move to the last haul (and descent) in this course.
Soloing El Capitan in 1993, for me, was a life-changing experience. I learned many of the skills I teach in this course before I actually tackled the wall, but also learned many critical nuances in a type of "trial by fire"-not recommended! I had roped soloed some other walls like Washington Column, but taking these skills high up on the "Dad" required many skills and quite a bit of thinking outside the box. There are a lot more resources now for the aspiring soloist, which I address in this course.
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